Now in its 20th year, the UniverSoul Circus is wrapping up an extended Chicago run that began last month at Washington Park and, for the first time, came to Union Park. [ more › ]
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke out in favor of immigration reform. They attended an immigration rally with religious and labor leaders Saturday at Union Park. "This is an issue for all Americans," the governor said according to the Chicago Tribune. Show More Summary
A naked man in Chicago cracked a cars windshield using nothing but the power of his naked butt. The incident went down last week near the North Coast Music Festival at Union Park. Driver Tom Carideo was on his way to pick up his children when the man came running around a corner. Show More Summary
I always thought that ‘Summer’s Last Stand,’ the de facto slogan for the annual North Coast Music Festival, held in Chicago’s Union Park, sounded strangely combative. It reminded me of Custer’s Last Stand, and I’d imagine the summer sun defending itself against a barrage of apple cider, knit sweaters, and pigskin. Show More Summary
For the eighth year in a row, music aficionados flocked to Chicago’s Union Park for three days of buzzworthy up-and-comers, Iceland’s pop princess, a little piece of Scotland via Glasgow’s Belle & Sebastian, and Chicago’s own sometimes-controversial, always-entertaining R. Show More Summary
This past weekend, Chicago’s Union Park played host to Pitchfork Music Festival. The two-and-a-half-day event was packed tight with performances from the indiesphere’s current marquee artists and its icons. But it wasn’t just music — there was also a large fair offering crafts, handmade wares, and records; a mini-festival of print posters (a lust item [...]
Pitchfork Music Festival returned to Chicago’s Union Park over the weekend, hosting dozens of performances from up-and-coming indie, hip-hop, and electronic artists, as well as headline sets from big names like Björk, Belle & Sebastian, and R. Kelly. Lady Gaga was there too (again!). We posted videos of Joanna Newsom debuting a new song and [...]
Beyonce‘s little sister Solange Knowles took the stage for yet another one of her electrifying performances while at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park in Chicago over the weekend. Solange looked like she had a good time dazzling the … Continue reading »
Before you set out for Pitchfork or North Coast Festival
Among Chicago’s weekly summer music festivals, Pitchfork stands out as a real gem. Hosted in the medium-sized Union Park on the city’s near West Side, it presents a compelling lineup this crowd of connoisseurs has come to expect by its...Show More Summary
Pitchfork Fest 2013 returns to Union Park in Chicago this weekend with three days of 100% Pitchfork-approved acts including headliners Bjork, R. Kelly, and Belle & Sebastian (who we just caught in Brooklyn and Austin). Single day tickets for...
I’m on my way to the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival, which kicks off tomorrow in Chicago’s Union Park and runs through Sunday. No need to rehash all of the heavy-hitters included in this year’s lineup — headliners Björk, R.
The time has come again for the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. This marks the festivals 8th year in bringing some of the best independent artists and counter culture attractions. Held in annually in Union Park this year has some of the best artists to... Read More
Pitchfork Festival is taking place this weekend, July 19th – 21st in Chicago’s Union Park. The lineup is pretty amazing and features headlining sets from Bjork, R. Kelly and Belle & Sebastian in addition to an extensive selection of indie darlings. We’ve put together a playlist featuring tracks from the artists we’re most excited to [...]
Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro) As mentioned, Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival is returning to Union Park from July 19-21 with sets from Bjork, Joanna Newsom, Belle & Sebastian, R. Kelly, Solange, Rustie, Low, The Breeders, Swans, Savages, Merchandise,...
Not hard to intro this one. The Congress Plaza Hotel on Grant Park in Chicago had a union strike start ten years ago. That strike finally ended Wednesday when workers at the Congress Plaza Hotel offered to return to work...
The Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Chicago?s Union Park July 19-21, and it's not too late to get tickets. The independent summer fest will once again bring together 40 bands that highlight the "best in new and emerging music", specialty fairs, local food, and artists. Show More Summary
Let me guess: you thought the line-up for Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 (July 19-21 at Chicago’s shabby little Union Park) was kinda crap last year and was looking just as abysmal this year too, right? Sure, you’re into Björk, and you...Show More Summary
The Chicago based publication steps up its game for this years addition of its annual reign of terror on Union Park.
Joanna Newsom, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Swans, El-P and more have been added to the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup. The annual event is being held July 19-21 in Chicago’s Union Park, and will be headlined by R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle And Sebastian. Show More Summary